What is the Toyota Production System, lean manufacturing, and Kaizen? Discussion of this profile leads the student through the process of coming to an understanding of Toyota and its justifiably famous production system. The focus is to have the students begin to understand how pervasive the production system and its tenets are to Toyota’s operations. The profile describes the benefits that the system provided Toyota, the challenges the company and the system faced in the first few years of the 21st century, and the ensuing effects on Toyota’s position in the marketplace. This profile is included in Module 2 of the course Business Thought & Action.
A Profile of Toyota’s Production System
by: Scott Moore
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After reading and discussing the material, students should:
- Examine how process innovation can be a source of advantage.
- Explain how the kanban and kaizen system function within Toyota’s production system.
- Understand the complexity of a production system.